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  • 24 Feb 2009
    Supporting the localization of Millennium Development Goals

    A joint mission from UNDP Regional Centre Bangkok and SNV Asia Regional Office, Vietnam under the UNDP-SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) partnership for cooperation agreement - Strengthening local level capacities for achieving the MDGs, visited Nepal from 14-23 February. The UNDP-SNV partnership has been supporting the ongoing project Localization of MDGs in District Planning and Monitoring in Nepal. This project is implemented by the Ministry of Local Development in 5 districts- Jumla, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa and Taplejung.

  • 21 Feb 2009
    Developing capacity for peace

    UNDP’s Assistance to the Peace Process in Nepal (APPN) project has been providing technical assistance to the peace process since the beginning of 2007. At the request of the Government, the project ran a one-day workshop on 21 February to bring out the priorities and plan of action for formulating a new project to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), to implement its mandate for a successful peace process.

  • 19 Feb 2009
    Support to the Constituent Assembly

    The Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) since its opening in January has already received approximately 750 visitors, most of them the members of Constituent Assembly (CA) and civil society.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Support to the Peace Process in Nepal

    The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) with support from UNDP Assistance to the Peace Process in Nepal (APPN) project organised a one day workshop to identify the priorities of the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) for 2009. The workshop also contributed towards effective communication between the Peace Fund management, donors, implementing agencies and partners, especially after the relocation of the NPTF to the MoPR.

  • 19 Jan 2009
    Statement delivered by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper on the ocassion of the opening of the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue

  • 19 Jan 2009
    Center for Constitutional Dialogue Comes into Operation

    The Center for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) was inaugurated today by the Rt. Hon’ble Subash Chandra Nembang, Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly. The Centre, established with the assistance of the UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building Project (SPCBN) and a consortium of donors (Denmark, Norway, DFID, Switzerland, USAID/OTI) are committed to supporting the constitution building process in Nepal. The Centre is governed by a national advisory board and will work in close collaboration with the CA Secretariat to support the constitution building process.

  • 15 Jan 2009
    Earthquake Safety Day commemorated

    The eleventh earthquake safety day was celebrated on 15 January by the National Committee for Earthquake Safety Day under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • 02 Jan 2009
    `Rautes’ visit capital to ensure their nomadic rights

    A group of six `Rautes’, the nomadic tribe from the western Nepal hills, completed their week long visit to Kathmandu in early January. During their high profile tour to the capital, they met with President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subhash Nembang and Finance Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai.

  • 31 Dec 2008
    Applying Human Rights Based Approach to Justice

    A workshop on ‘Applying Human Rights-Based Approach to Justice’, was organised by UNDP Enhancing Access to Justice Project, Regional Center in Bangkok and Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme.

  • 30 Dec 2008
    DFID, UNDP sign US$ 3.2 m MoU to implement national HIV/AIDS in Nepal

    The Department For International Development (DFID) and UNDP have signed US$ 3.2 (' 2.2 m) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue supporting the implementation of the national HIV/AIDS response in Nepal for 2009. With this, DFID's total contribution since 2005 to the national HIV/AIDS response in Nepal amounts to US$13.8m (' 9,400,000).

  • 09 Dec 2008
    Joint monitoring visit to Nepal Peace Trust Fund projects

    A joint team composed of staff from the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), donor agencies and UNDP’s peacebuilding and Recovery Unit visited Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Nepalgunj and Kailali districts in December to monitor the projects funded by the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF).

  • 01 Dec 2008
    World AIDS Day commemorated

    The 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day was marked by the UN staff in Nepal amidst a programme organised by the ‘UN Cares Nepal Team’. The event was addressed by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Robert Piper.

  • 14 Nov 2008
    UNDP, Government of Nepal sign US$ 1.3 m (Rs. 105 million) National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to Climate Change

    The Government of Nepal (GoN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of donors today signed a US$ 1.3m (Rs. 105 million) project for the preparation and implementation of the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to climate change. The project is funded by DFID (US$ 875,000), Government of Denmark (US$200,000) and UNDP/Global Environment Facility/Least Developed Country Fund (US$ 250,000) to help the government take leadership on harmonised donor approach to address climate change issues in Nepal.

  • 10 Nov 2008
    Government of Nepal, UNDP and UNCDF sign US$ 3 million (Rs. 23.8 crore) Project for building inclusive financial sector in Nepal

    The Government of Nepal, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) signed a US$ 3 million project entitled 'Enhancing Access to Financial Services.'

  • 05 Nov 2008
    UNDP, Royal Norwegian Embassy sign additional US$ 1.5 million (NRs. 114 million) to bring peace dividend to marginalized communities

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an additional amount of US$ 1.5 million (NOK 10 million) for the continuation of the Quick Impact for Peace Support Initiative (QIPSI) in 11 eastern Terai and 9 mid and far western districts of Nepal, under the UNDP supported Programme implemented by the Ministry of Local Development (MLD). The agreement was signed by His Excellency, Thor Gislesen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Nepal and UNDP Country Director for Nepal, Ms. Anne-Isabelle Degryse-Blateau.

  • 24 Oct 2008
    Statement delivered by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator on UN DAY 2008

  • 22 Oct 2008
    Statement Delivered by UN RC/HC/RR on the occasion of the National Symposium on Public Private Partnership

  • 19 Oct 2008
    Art of Living commemorates International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a musical event was organized by The Art of Living Foundation, a social and spiritual organization, in an open air theatre in downtown Kathmandu where altogether 4000 people stood-up in the campaign to end poverty while the pledge was being read out by Pandit Din Bandhu Pokharel, a spiritual leader.

  • 17 Oct 2008
    UN in Nepal puts spotlight on poverty with Guinness World Record Attempt

    More than three hundred people including school children and disabled gathered at the United Nations office in Kathmandu this morning to remind world leaders about their commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, and to join millions of people around the world attempt to set an official Guinness World Record for the most number of people to STAND UP Against Poverty.

  • 30 Sep 2008
    World Business Jury Panel commends Nepal Micro-enterprise Development Programme

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the United Nations Development Programme announced the 2008 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) amidst a ceremony held in New York on 24 September as part of the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the General Assembly.